Sunday, August 29, 2010

I am moving......

You can now find me at Blooming Mom of Many  
I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

An Ode to my Blog....

Oh precious blog, how I have loved you so!
You have been there for me through thick and thin.
And, when you needed me most, we went on summer vacation.
I will return to you soon, and refresh you with vivid color and relative content.
Soon, my precious blog, we will meet again soon.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

End of the year over load!

It is the end of a busy time of year for us... There is so much going on it is hard to keep it all straight. The boys are finishing up baseball, Olyvia is almost done with Daisy Girl Scouts and will be bridging soon, school projects and tests are coming to an end, birthdays are upon us and of course there are a myriad of graduation parties to attend. Sadly, in the midst of life with 5 active children, my blogging tends to get over looked! I will be back and reporting on life in the land of Kyte's in about a week - don't forget to come back and see me then!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Little Cowgirl

We celebrated Lyvie's birthday last weekend at a sweet little farm. She is in love with horses! She has horse books, horse figurines, an American Girl horse for her dolls, and oodles of horse dresses and T-shirts! This year she decided to have a horse party. It was an absolute blast! Here is a little slide show of our galloping good time!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

There are several versions of this story floating around but they are all GREAT!!!!
Happy Mother's Day!

POSITION: Mom, Mama, Mother, Mommy

JOB DESCRIPTION: Long term team players needed for challenging permanent work in an often chaotic environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24-hour shifts on call. Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities. Travel expenses not reimbursed. Extensive courier duties also required.

RESPONSIBILITIES: For the rest of your life. Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily, until someone needs $5.
Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly. Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat in case, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf.
Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck zippers.
Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects.
Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental outlooks.
Must be willing to be indispensable one minute, an embarrassment the next.
Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a half million cheap, plastic toys and battery operated devices. Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst.
Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product.
Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility.

POSSIBILITY FOR ADVANCEMENT AND PROMOTION: Virtually none. Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills, so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: None required, unfortunately. On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.

WAGES AND COMPENSATION: You pay them! Offering frequent raises and bonuses. A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because of the assumption that college will help them become financially independent. When you die, you give them whatever is left. The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that you actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more.

BENEFITS: While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and no stock options are offered; this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth and free hugs for
life if you play your cards right.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

What Really Matters

Hello All! I am so sorry I have been gone so long! Things have been busy (life with 5 kids can be crazy - shocking, I know!) but I really wouldn't have it any other way! We have been busy with baseball, Baseball and BASEBALL!!!! I will try to share some pictures soon!

Yesterday we had a yard sale. I am really trying to downsize and rid my mind and my household of cutter! We cleaned out every cupboard, cabinet and shelf in the house and were able to come up with a driveway full of odds and ends- I couldn't believe it! We had so much STUFF! I had stuff that I had never used. I had stuff I couldn't identify (strawberry huller? tomato seeder? orange peeler?). I had stuff that we hadn't used in years. I had stuff to hold other stuff. I had stuff that was practical but just too much of it - like 4 13 X 9" pans and 10,000,000,000,000 cookie cutters, seriously, I am only exaggerating a little bit! It felt good to purge. It felt great to donate the rest. It feels FABULOUS to focus on what is really important.....

Like this! That is my nephew's foot. I LOVE that foot! There is no amount of "stuff" that could ever make me happier or my heart more content!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mr. GQ

My middle son is quite a unique little guy. He has always had a flair for hair and I don't see it changing anytime soon. He has been sportin' a shaggy do for a while now and he finally decided to get it cut last week....

What do you think? 

Who does he look like?



Oh my goodness - what heartache that boy will bring!